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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Ben Kendall.

OverviewOverview

The Past Within is a co-operative puzzle game where you solve a mystery by communicating with the past. You play the game with another person, either in the same room or elsewhere, by communicating what your different times and perspectives reveal.

This teamwork makes it an unusual experience as much about communication as pure puzzle solving. Each of you have clues that you must combine and discuss to find the solutions. Play involves observing the world and communicating what you see around you to help one another progress.

The game is played in the Rusty Lake universe. Inspired by the humour and uneasiness of David Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks it aims to add something new to the point-and-click genre by creating a lot of suspense and atmosphere in an "escape room" style. It has interesting and strange connections with each other and every instalment revealing more about the Rusty Lake mystery.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Narrative, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Developer: Rusty Lake Com (@RustyLakeCom)

Players: 2 (2 online)

 

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DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 2 players in the same room or as a 2-player online game. The game is designed to be played cross-platform: each player can enjoy the game on PC, Mac, Android, iOS.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 12.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Rated for younger players in the US.

Skill Rating

12+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need good skills of observation and the ability to communicate accurately. Older children will enjoy this and it's a good game to play with experts and novices. Because you need the information on both screens, this doesn't work with really young kids.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our The Past Within Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@RustyLakeCom) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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